Continued from July 2012 CTI Newsletter
One Billion People See SHoW DMX Neo Control The Lighting On London's Tower Bridge
When the stakes are high, lighting professionals trust City Theatrical's SHoW DMX Neo.
With over one billion people watching on July 27, 2012, the Olympic torch, travelling by speedboat, passed under London's Tower Bridge on the way to Olympic Stadium and the bridge received a special lighting treatment for this moment.
Adam Bassett designed the lighting for this event. We had a chance to ask a few questions to Jonathan Sellers of Neg Earth.
CTI: Who were the staff on this job?
CTI: What were the general parameters and design needs for the project (what did you need to do)?
JS: To light up Tower Bridge and to enhance the existing lighting of the bridge for the Olympic torch arrival
CTI: How did you create and
document the design?
CTI: Were there specific design,
budget, time, or physical constraints that you had to work within?
CTI: Which City Theatrical SHoW
DMX products did you use?
CTI: Did you do any preliminary
CTI: How did you set up
the equipment? Was there anything
special, unique, or difficult about the installation?
JS: Since it was a public area, it was a slow install.
CTI: What fixtures are being
CTI: Where are the Transmitters located?
JS: We put four Transmitters on
JS: We put four Transmitters on theTower Bridge south pier.
CTI: Where are the receivers
CTI: What type of antennas did
Speaking with Will Wright of Neg Earth:
CTI: Why did you use wireless
WW: Faced with a massive logistical situation to use existing hard line solutions, wireless DMX proved to be the simplest and most effective way to control the opposing side of tower bridge.
CTI: What was your experience
working with SHoW DMX?
Night view of Tower Bridge lighting
Tranceiver racks with four universes of wireless data
Outdoor panel antennas
Antenna tower next to Tranceivers